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Support the legal challenge to #FixTheCMS

Support the legal challenge to #FixTheCMS

Gingerbread, alongside the Good Law Project and Mumsnet, is supporting four women who have issued a Letter Before Claim to notify the DWP of their intention to seek Judicial Review due to the failure by the CMS to collect child maintenance payments from their children’s non-resident parent, leaving them and their children in financial difficulty and, in some cases, in poverty.

Gingerbread has long campaigned for improvements to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) to ensure that children’s right to financial support is upheld.Research has shown that for those who are owed maintenance and are living in poverty ...

Gingerbread, alongside the Good Law Project and Mumsnet, is supporting four women who have issued a Letter Before Claim to notify the DWP of their intention to seek Judicial Review due to the failure by the CMS to collect child maintenance payments from their children’s non-resident parent, leaving them and their children in financial difficulty and, in some cases, in poverty.

Gingerbread has long campaigned for improvements to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) to ensure that children’s right to financial support is upheld.Research has shown that for those who are owed maintenance and are living in poverty, being paid the child maintenance they are due would lift around 60% of them out of the poverty trap.

Children growing up in poverty is unacceptable, especially when government has the resources at its disposal to change it. This challenge will seek to ensure the CMS puts these resources to good use.

Children deserve better and urgent action is needed to #FixTheCMS. You can help to raise awareness by writing to your MP about the campaign. Use the sample letter which we have created and remember to add your personal experiences in the space provided.

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Write to your MP

Write to your MP

Call on your MP to support local single parent families by making sure single parent voices are heard and listened to by the government. Tell your MP what change you want to see and how they can help.  

Read the sample letter which we've created below and remember to add your personal experiences in the space provided to highlight the unique challenges you and your family are facing. 

 

Compose your email

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Type in your full address in the box - this will enable our system to generate your MP. Then simply add your personal details.

We've added the main issues affecting single parents in the letter to help, but it's important to add your own personal experiences where you can.

Then click the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the page to send your letter.